Anselmo LorenzoAnselmo Lorenzo Asperilla (21 April 1841, in Toledo, Spain – 30 November 1914) was a defining figure in the early Spanish Anarchist movement, earning the often quoted sobriquet "the grandfather of Spanish anarchism," in the words of Murray Bookchin: "his contribution to the spread of Anarchist ideas in Barcelona and Andalusia over the decades was enormous".
His activity in the movement and adherence to Anarchist ideals can be rooted to his meeting and befriending of Giuseppe Fanelli in 1868, a disciple of Mikhail Bakunin recruiting for the International Workingmen's Association. He would later become the subject of Lorenzo's works, along with Tomás González Morago, who an account considered the first Spanish Anarchist.
Lorenzo, along with others printers in Madrid such as Pablo Iglesias and Jose Mesa, was recruited by Paul Lafargue for the FRE. This association with Lafargue, a son-in-law of Karl Marx, led to the founding of the Madrid Internationalist paper called ''La Emancipacion'', which promoted Marxist ideology. Lorenzo was listed as one of the delegates representing the Spanish Marxists in the International Workingmen's Association (IWMA) London Congress in 1864.
Lorenzo edited the anarchist syndicalist newspaper ''La Huelga General'' from 1901–1902 with Francisco Ferrer. He died in 1914 and was laid to rest on the Cemetery of Montjuïc. Provided by Wikipedia